Job opportunity in cancer prevention available at UBC

job alert notice
Applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for the endowed Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention. This Chair would be awarded for a five (5) year term, with the potential for renewal of additional five (5) year terms, subject to satisfactory review.  The successful candidate will be recommended for a  full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in SPPH. This position is based at UBC, Vancouver Campus, SPPH.

This position requires a broad scope of expertise related to reducing cancer incidence. The successful candidate will be an international leader in generating and applying new cancer prevention research, with an emphasis on partnerships with academics, community organizations, health care organizations, policymakers and others. The successful candidate will also be active in teaching and service activities of the School and the University.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD or MD in a health sciences-related discipline, a proven track record of excellence in cancer prevention research, a history of robust extramural funding, and demonstrated scientific and administrative leadership. Applicants must also have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching activities of the School.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1 page) of interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan, and the names and addresses (including email) of four referees, should be directed to:

For Information contact:

Carolyn Gotay, PhD, Interim Director
School of Population and Public Health,
2206 East Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1 Z3

Review of Applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018, or a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.